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Refugees in Dhaka, Women in Soccer, Skiers in Kashmir

February 1, 2010

Hinglish is the lingo in India. Photograph: Corbis

While the world rushes to help Haiti in its time of need, the New York Times reports that environmental refugees from Bangladesh’s Cyclone Sidr have yet to find their way home. When natural disasters were distributed among the nations of the world, Bangladesh received a singularly large share: cyclones and floods ravage the country annually. And its people are finding it harder and harder to cope.

Indian women are also on the Times‘ radar this week. While women are taking their pick of the top banking jobs in India, the Indian women’s soccer team will play its first match in two years, against Sri Lanka.

The Guardian worries that Indian English will soon be so steeped in Indianisms, that it might soon be unintelligible to the rest of the world. Even that will not deter tourists, it seems. Kashmir is slowly emerging from the ravages of strife and militancy, and returning to its old glory as one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the sub-continent.

Now thats good news, indeed. Ski trip in the Himalayas, anyone?

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